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Luke Shaw Will Be The World’s Best Left-Back – Johnny Evans

Luke Shaw playing for Manchester United U-21s

Defender Johnny Evans has been impressed with Manchester United’s summer transfer business which was a very busy job, and believes teammate Luke Shaw will mature into the world’s best left-back.

The Red Devils spent over £150 million on six new players with new manager Louis van Gaal looking to turn the club’s fortunes around.

Angel di Maria arrived at Old Trafford for a British record transfer fee of £59.7 million while Radamel Falcao moved to United on loan on deadline day.

Di Maria takes first good look at his No. 7 shirt at United

Evans has also been equally excited with the defensive additions; Marcos Rojo impressed on his debut during United’s 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers last weekend, and Shaw has shown plenty of promise in training, as well as the recent U-21s win over Sunderland on Monday evening.

Falcao gives a thumbs-up

“Looking at our new defenders, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, I’ve been really impressed,” Evans said.

“I watched Marcos at the World Cup and thought he was excellent for Argentina whether he played at left-back or left wing-back, and he can play centre-back too.”

Rojo in action against QPR

“I had the chance to work with Luke in pre-season and there is no doubt he is going to be the best left-back in the world.”

United’s defence has been heavily scrutinised ahead of the victory against QPR, particularly in their heavy 4-0 defeat in the League Cup away to Milton Keynes Dons.

Van Gaal brought in Daley Blind for added protection in front of his backline, and he enjoyed a solid debut, with Evans believing the 24-year-old will only get better.

Blind will only get better – Evans

“I watched Daley in the World Cup,” Evans added.

“He was very impressive. The manager knows him well and he’s come through the Ajax youth system, which is something the manager had a lot of input into so he’ll understand his way of playing really well.”


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